Coconut Cream Pie Scones

Coconut Cream Pie for breakfast? Check out this tender and flaky breakfast pastry made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, and sweetened with honey.

Coconut Cream Pie Scones - Pie for breakfast? Made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, and sweetened with honey. Sold! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com @lovemysilk #silkcoconutmilk

I am fairly certain that I should have named this blog Coconut Obsession. I want to make coconut things all.the.time. When I’m brainstorming a new recipe, I immediately go to coconut. What can I put coconut on? Would this be better with coconut (the answer’s always yes!)? Is there a way to make this into a coconut variety? It always goes to coconut. The thing is, I know not everyone even likes coconut. But let’s be honest [Read more...]

How to Get More Fruit in Even if You Don’t Like Fruit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OneBar. As always, all opinions are my own.

How to Get More Fruit In Even If You Don't Like it - What an awesome solution for adding another serving of fruit to your daily intake! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com
I have a confession to make. Fruits are not my favorite thing in the world. Give me a whole platter of veggies, and I’m set. But when it comes to fruit, I could take it or leave it, no problem. I know the majority of people are the opposite and have more problems eating their vegetables, but I am not one of those people. Add it to the ever-growing list of other random oddities about me that makes me ridiculously unique:

* I can’t run comfortably because of knee issues [Read more...]

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Looking for a super healthy alternative to your potato chip habit? These roasted chickpeas are the perfect solution and are so addictive! You won’t be able to stop after just one!

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas - Looking for a healthy alternative to your potato chip habit? These roasted chickpeas are the perfect solution and are so addictive! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #snack

The other day, I was looking for a snack. Oh my goodness you guys. Snacking can totally be my worst enemy sometimes. I have to be really careful about the snacks I buy for my son, because if I’m not careful, all his snacks will end up in my belly, he’ll be upset, and I’ll be left wondering how I gained 10 pounds in a week.

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Coconut Mango Popsicles (boozy or not)

These refreshingly delicious Coconut Mango Popsicles will please both the kids and adults in your summertime festivities. Make one boozy batch and the other without!

Coconut Mango Popsicles - These refreshingly delicious treats will please both the kids and adults in your summertime festivities. Make one boozy batch and the other without! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #alcohol #summer #popsicles

Well, we’ve finally done it. We have finally made it to summer vacation, and I no longer have a first grader. My guy has made it through the first grade with flying colors. I asked him what he was going to miss the most about school now that it is summer?

I offered, “friends? your teacher?”

“no. I’ll miss science.”

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Becoming More House-Wife-Like One Step at a Time

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RMDishRack http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Becoming More House-Wife-Like One Step at a Time - How one simple product can help you become more organized in the kitchen. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

It is no secret that I am not the best house-wife on the planet. I don’t have an ounce of organizational skills in my blood. At this current moment, I have clothes strewn all over my bedroom floor and bed. There are clothes in the dryer than need to be folded and put away. I have piles of things everywhere. On the stairs to be taken up (and I’ve passed them at least a couple dozen times). On the counter to be sorted through. On my dresser. Things just everywhere. I really need a professional intervention. [Read more...]

Balsamic Mixed Berries

Looking for a ridiculously simple and delicious topping for your ice cream, parfait, or frozen yogurt? These Balsamic Mixed Berries are out of this world and take zero effort.

Looking for a ridiculously simple and delicious topping for your ice cream, parfait, or frozen yogurt? These Balsamic Mixed Berries are out of this world and take zero effort. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #dessert

Today’s post is going to be super simple. Actually, I can’t even believe I’m calling this a recipe. It only involves a couple ingredients, and you do nothing besides mix and let marinate.

As I was planning posts for this week, I knew I needed something quick and easy. See, if you’re reading this on Friday, I’m either [Read more...]

Summer “Get Healthy” Wishlist

Want to keep up your fitness routine but aren’t sure how to stay motivated with the hot temperatures? Add these items to your wishlist to keep working on your goals all summer long!
Get-Healthy Wishlist for Summer - Want to keep up your fitness routine but aren't sure how to stay motivated with the hot temperatures? Add these items to your wishlist to keep working on your goals all summer long! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #fitness #healthy #goals

I don’t know about you guys, but working on my fitness goals during the summer months is just dreadful! I don’t do well with the heat (and will probably continue to remind you of this fact for the next 6 months), and the possibilities are high that you will be able to find me in the shade with a cold beverage in hand all summer long. [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

There’s nothing like beating the heat with a simple, but delightfully refreshing, frozen yogurt. This one can be made completely vegan, you can add whatever mix-ins you please, and you will be sure to never skimp on the vanilla again!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt - Fresh. Satisfying. Guiltfree!! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #dessert #cooltreat

From what I hear, there are parts of the country that are already getting blazin’ hot in May! Here in Salt Lake, I know it’s coming. It’s right around the corner. The stifling heat that suffocates you when you get in your car after a long day at work. The heat that forces you to stay inside all day long and blast your AC. The seat belt that burns your kiddo’s leg before he cries about it [and the heat] for the next 15 minutes.

Let me just say that [Read more...]

Orange Chicken Tofu Bowl

Everyone loves Orange Chicken, right? How about turning it into a vegetarian version with the same flavors!

Orange Chicken Tofu Bowl - Everyone loves Orange Chicken, right? How about turning it into a vegetarian version with the same flavors?! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #vegetarian #dinner #meatlessmonday

Can I be completely honest with you today? I’ve got nothin’. Nothing exciting to talk about. I know you think I’m a big bundle of inspirational topics to discuss, but today, it’s pretty hollow up in this brain of mine. I mean, there’s the boring life stuff. But you don’t want that, do you? Or I don’t know – maybe you do…  Let’s try it!

** I’m trying out a new gym [Read more...]

One Easy Way To Feel Beautiful in Only 5 Minutes a Day!

One Easy Way to Feel Beautiful in Less Than 5 Minutes a Day!! Honestly, that's all it takes! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #selflove #loveyourbody #youarebeautiful

How often do you go through this life feeling less than beautiful? Chances are, it’s happening often. Women are so nit-picky of themselves these days, that it almost seems easier to put ourselves down than to raise ourselves up. Comparing ourselves to the latest magazine-stand celebrity or even our own friends. Feeling not good enough, not pretty enough, not skinny enough. Even though it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, these are the types of habits that turn into low self-esteem.

So today is the day [Read more...]